Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Aircraft lands safetly after landing gear failed to work.

An airliner carrying 60 people was forced to circle around a Japan airport when its landing gear was found to be not working properly.

The All Nippon jet had to make an emergency landing in the South West of Japan. It was thought the aircraft was circling the airport to try and lose fuel in order to prevent fire before attempting the landing and to try to extend the front wheels.

The Bombardier DHC-8 eventually landed on its rear wheels with the nose touching the runway.

Luckily there were no injuries although rescue vehicles were in place on the ground incase of any unforeseen mishaps.

The flight was expected to touch down at Kochi airport before 9am (8pm EDT Monday).

An ANA spokesman Daisuke Kato said that the cause of the landing gear not working hasn’t yet been established.

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